A Minute Of Silence

The deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling are a stinging reminder of duplicity within the American justice system and American culture.


No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

3 thoughts on “A Minute Of Silence”

  1. Have you read Every Man Dies Alone, a true story of being German under the Reich? the alone that was felt by those who were not supporters of Hitler’s Movement? A sad but well written read. they didn’t know then for whom the bell tolled, they felt it was for mankind.


    1. Thank you for your response! It’s been a while since you wrote it, but I’ve only just found it in my blog’s trash. I havent’ read “Every Man Dies Alone.” It will certainly go on my reading list now. That point of view is one I’d love to read. Thanks again!


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